St Helens

Flooding in Tasmania

We encountered flooding throughout our travels in north-east Tasmania. The recent weather had been extremely wet and large areas of the Australia state had issued weather warnings.

Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is a stretch of coastline along the north east of Tasmania. The name comes from sailors noticing camp fires lit along the coast by the local people. In tourist literature the name is also used to refer to the red lichen that grows on the rocks.

Launceston to Saint Helens

The countryside around Launceston is green, agricultural, and beautiful. The wet weather helps ensure the hues remain green and provide fun hanging whisps of mist over the higher land.